Bored of scrolling? Try this instead

I keep finding myself reaching for my phone and scrolling. I don’t even think about it; I just suddenly realise it’s in my hands.

It happens when I’m with my kids, or doing a wee, or walking down the street.

And it’s not working for me.

I feel guilty and notice the comparisons dropping in (“why has everyone else gone abroad for half term, should we have done that?” etc).

But also, it gets boring.

What is important, I believe, is:


Asking yourself big questions. Asking others to share their stories. And using your hands/mind to create.

So I had this idea to come up with some prompts, each week, in case others might also like to scroll less and be more ‘in the moment’.

It’s called Think. Talk. Do.

Below are this week’s prompts. I’d love to know what you think.

Annie x

Three questions to ponder, alone. Perhaps with a notepad and pen…

1. What is the happiest part of your daily routine?
2. Can you pinpoint the greatest challenge you’ve faced in 2021?
3. Name three people around whom you feel completely yourself.

Question for…

a friend:
Is there a book/artwork that has changed your life?

an elder:
If you could alter one thing about your past, what would it be?

a partner:
Can you name three things you and I have in common?

a kid:
What’s your favourite thing about yourself?

Write, draw or use magazines to make a collage that represents what you’d like 2022 to look like.

You could think about:

Love, career, how you’ll feel, goals, where you’ll be living, new friends you’d like to make, money, hobbies, nature, creativity, the shape of your days…